Top private school in NJ The Elisabeth Morrow School of Bergen County
The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

Resources for Parents

Parent education is a big part of the EMS experience. Request one or more of our FREE e-Books!

Find the Best School for Your Child
How to find the school that best suits your child's intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Find the Best Preschool for Your Child
5 ways to evaluate a preschool and how to
know if it's right for your child.
5 Measures of Student Success
Learn the five essential skills that signify your child's true  progress in school. 

Academic Competitions eBook

Learn about writing, art, science and math competitions (local and national) for students ages 8 and up.

Navigating the Middle School Years

Guidance from EMS experts on how to help your child navigate the sometimes rocky years of middle school.

The Family Summer Tool Kit
Ideas for creating memories and keeping children engaged all summer long!

For nearly 90 years, EMS has offered an exemplary threes-eighth grade education to students from Bergen, Hudson and Rockland counties and New York City.

If you are looking for a school that will engage your child, offer unique learning opportunities such as an innovative STEAM curriculum and nationally renowned music program, and provide an environment that fosters community and character, register for a tour of our 14-acre campus, or call us at:

201.568.5566 x 7212

We are currently accepting applications in all grades for the 2020-2021 academic year. Candidates must be of qualifying age on or before October 1.

Discover EMS!

The Elisabeth Morrow School hosts a variety of FREE educational and cultural events geared to parents and children throughout the year.  Attend an event on campus or in your neighborhood! 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 • 12:00-4:00 p.m. 

Our annual book fair, one of the largest book fairs in the tri-state area, is back! This annual EMS tradition, sponsored by the Parents Association, will be held in the Gymkhana (attached to Morrow House). Our goal is to help instill a love of reading in children while having fun! Thousands of books will be on display for browsing and purchasing. We invite you to come earlier at 11 a.m. and enjoy a special performance by a world renown mime, Bill Bowers, at the Cohen Center. This event is FREE.





EMS Give Back 2018 on Sunday, Nov. 4SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join a workshop led by Ruth E. Van Reken, an author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. Together we'll explore what it's like to raise a child in a culture different than yours and how that enriches your family and community. This workshop is FREE; all families are welcome. 

Directly following this event, join us for EMS Gives Back, our largest community event of the year!

EMS Give Back 2018 on Sunday, Nov. 4SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 • 11a.m. - 1p.m.

Our biggest community event of the year! Join us and other community organizations for children's workshops, performances, pony rides and more! Plus this year, experience our first annual Third Culture Workshop. If you or your children were born in another country and are now living here, you are a Third Culture family. Come hear about the interesting and unique ways this will enrich your lives.  

Families, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to The Center for Food Action. R.S.V.P. is appreciated. Further details on EMS Gives Back will be posted as they become available. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Elisabeth Morrow School campusExperience an EMS education the way our students do! Parents and kids get to sample and experience our signature programs in STEAM, character education, music and more in Innovation Alley.  

Faculty, administrators and parents will be on hand to answer questions and share what makes EMS an exemplary school to learn  and grow.The Open House will take place in Innovation Alley in our Little School building. Please plan to arrive by 9:00 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes! R.S.V.P is appreciated; email or call 201.568.5566 x 7212.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Enjoy a musical playdate for your children before you shop the Whole Foods in Closter. EMS music teachers will engage participants in a holiday sing-a-long! All are welcome!


Whole Foods Market is located at 45 Vervalen Street, Closter. 

Contact Us



For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact:

Kathleen Visconti

Director of Enrollment Management

Kelvin Ward

Associate Director of Admissions and Admissions Marketing | Second through Eighth grade

Debra Abitante

Associate Director of Admissions | Threes through Fourth grade


Nyafa McCloggan

Enrollment Management Coordinator
201.568.5566 x7212